22 Grosvenor Gardens
Belgravia, London

A lavish Victorian Grand Terrace, no. 22 Grosvenor Gardens has been transformed from its previous use as a sixth-form college to a high-specification modern workspace with period features.

The building, in the Grosvenor Gardens Conservation Area in the City of Westminster, is one of the grand Belgravia terraces that date from the 1860s and were developed from elevations by Grosvenor Estates Architect Thomas Cundy III, using an individual plot width of 7.8m (25.6ft) by approximately 31.7m (104ft) deep.  The accommodation was originally spread across the ground and four upper floors, with generous subservient attic and basement spaces which have been previously adapted for use.

As a result of changes of use and frequent alterations, many of the building’s original features had been lost, leading building owners Grosvenor Estates Belgravia to commission Bennetts Associates to redevelop the property, creating a benchmark for quality in the neighbouring terraces.

The comprehensive refurbishment and extension provides 6,500 sq. ft. of B1 commercial workspace spread over six floors. In a first for the Grosvenor Estate, the thermal qualities of the 150-year old building’s fabric have been dramatically improved and its original features and grandeur have been restored to create a benchmark for neighbouring terraces. This exemplary standard has been achieved through a delicate balance between reinstated architectural features and a new contemporary rear extension to create a sustainable, high quality commercial office.

Client
Grosvenor Estates Belgravia
Architect
Bennetts Associates
Structural Engineer
Mason Navarro Pledge
Services Engineer
Taylor Project Services LLP
Heritage Consultant
Donald Insall Associates
Cost Consultant
Thompson Cole
Area
900m2
Completion
Expected December 2017